Mary Ramsden (b. 1984 in England) lives and works in London, England.
Ramsden studied at the Leith School of Art, the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal Academy in London. In her painting she creates abstract compositions in which amoebic forms fuse with bold, gestural mark-making. Ramsden’s practice is unapologetically painterly. Her works are testament to a commitment to painting as a progressive language that demands our attentive engagement. Strategically refusing referential readings, she makes painted objects whose compositional unity belies the complexity of their making. In Ramsden’s work even the subtlest adjustment is generative. Each shift in palette, variation in scale, or nuance of mark effects an incremental development within a broader scheme of experimentation. A recurring theme in Ramsden’s work is a preoccupation with the edge: a concern that is realized formally and pursued methodologically.
Solo shows include: Swipe, Pilar Corrias, London, England (2015); Mary Ramsden, Pilar Corrias, London, England (2012); Atticsalt Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2010)
Group shows include: The London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England (2015); I am here but you’ve gone, Fiorucci Art Trust, London, England (2015); Tan Like That, Queens Crescent, London, England (2015).